The Green Book

Decades after the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment ended slavery, African-Americans continued to suffer unequal treatment, especially in the South. Jim Crow Laws discriminated against blacks in nearly every aspect of public life, including travel. Although the roads and highways were free for all to use, doing so was not easy for people of color. The Green Book, written by Victor Green, provided guidance for African American travelers to find safe locations to sleep, eat, shop and purchase gas.

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Gilmore Car Museum

The Gilmore museum is located in Hickory Corners Michigan which is part of Barry county at the intersection of M-43 and West Hickory Road. The museum includes the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame. The Kellogg Biological Station, which is an off-campus education complex of Michigan State University! The Gilmore Car Museum is also North America’s largest auto museum with nearly 400 vehicles on display and over 189,000 square feet of exhibit space.

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RIP Ukie

Had the misfortune of losing a fury family member this month.  Ukie was 11 years old and developed advanced diabetes which took her over the bridge in less then a week. Funny how we become so attached to our pets. Going to miss this little lady a great deal.

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Colors of Spring

Beautiful day with temperatures around 70 degrees! The kind of day which could be considered perfect for tuning up and cleaning camera gear.   As always my backyard is the choice for this yearly ritual with no packing or travel required. Although not a perfect day for photographs (Very windy) I did manage to capture a few shots of the wonderful transformations that take place each and every spring. The early spring rains wash away what is left from the cold

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1967 Corvette L88

1967 L-88 Corvette Although the early years of in the American Muscle series from Ertl lacked what can be called high or great detail, they did offer some great subject matter. Many of these early models set the stage for companies such as Hwy 61 (Trademark Models) Lane, GMP and Greenlight. One such model that for what ever the reason never seemed to get the nod for reproduction from the newer companies is the Corvette series. Many of the Corvette

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Sleeping Bear Dunes

Could not have asked for a better day then spending it with the wife on the shores of lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes,   For those who have never visited this area, it should be added to your bucket list of places to see in Michigan. You won’t be disappointed!  Towering as high as 450 feet above lake Michigan the views are simply magnificent to say the least.  The dune overlooks at the Sleeping Bear, Empire and Pyramid Point

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